About Us

Library History

On June 15, 1927 the Washington Mother's Club opened a public library in a room of the City Hall.  In 1937, the township voters approved taxes to support the library.  When it outgrew the City Hall in 1950, a new library was built at 301 Walnut.  An addition to that building was built in 1970.  The Sunnyland Branch opened in the Plaza in 1975 to better serve the entire area.  In October 2007, the main library moved to its current location in Five Points Washington.

Upcoming Events

Oct
20
Wed
10:00 am Fall Storytime: Little Listeners
Fall Storytime: Little Listeners
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Fall Storytime: Little Listeners @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Storytime for our littlest friends! Little Listeners is a storytime for beginners with 20 minutes of short stories, rhymes, & songs, to be enjoyed from the comfort of a caregiver’s lap. Storytime is followed by 10 minutes of sensory playtime. Theme: The Mail’s Here! Sensory: Mail Sorting Ages: 2-3
2:00 pm Genealogy Meetup
Genealogy Meetup
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Genealogy Meetup @ Washington District Library - Main
Join us at the Main Library as we bring back our regular Genealogy Meetup. Come and share your discoveries and learn more about genealogical resources.
6:30 pm Halloween Craft Night
Halloween Craft Night
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Halloween Craft Night @ Washington District Library - Main
Join Brendan for a creepy craft night! Everyone will leave with one of two Halloween-themed Luminaries! Registration is required, when registration opens please call 309-444-2241 to sign up.
Oct
21
Thu
9:30 am Baby Bounce
Baby Bounce
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Baby Bounce @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Looking for something to do with your child that is not quite old enough for storytime? Baby Bounce is the class for you! Geared towards babies under the age of 2, this lapsit program is a 30 minute music and movement class that teaches pre-literacy skills and prepares your child for a storytime-like setting. Ages:[...]
2:00 pm Fall Storytime: Ready Readers
Fall Storytime: Ready Readers
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Fall Storytime: Ready Readers @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Storytime for big kids! Ready Readers is intended for the independent storytime goer. It includes 30 minutes of stories, songs, & rhymes, followed by a 15 minute craft time. Theme: The Mail’s Here! Craft: Make a Mailbox Ages: 4-5
6:30 pm Axes & Snaxes
Axes & Snaxes
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Axes & Snaxes @ Washington District Library
Are you a fan of podcasts like Crime Junkie and Criminal? Do you consider yourself an armchair detective? Is Paul Holes your Spirit Animal? Then we have a group for you! Join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM to discuss true crime documentaries, podcasts, cold cases, and more! Snacks &[...]
Oct
22
Fri
9:00 am FoWL Book Sale
FoWL Book Sale
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm
FoWL Book Sale @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Sale includes thousands of books of all genres and topics. All proceeds go toward adding popular items to the collection, paying for additional programs, covering expenses for the children’s department and summer reading. Friday & Saturday: $1 each Sunday: $0.50 each Monday: $3/bag Tuesday: Free/Donation Book, DVD, and CD donations for book sale accepted Oct.[...]
10:30 am Fall Storytime: Together Time
Fall Storytime: Together Time
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Fall Storytime: Together Time @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Storytime fun for the whole family! Together Time is 30 minutes of stories, songs, & rhymes, followed by 15 minutes of activity stations. Stations include craft, sensory bins, and dramatic play. Theme: The Mail’s Here! Craft: Make a Mailbox Sensory: Mail Sorting Dramatic Play: Mail Time! Ages: 3-5
Oct
26
Tue
4:00 pm Lego Club
Lego Club
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lego Club @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Use library-supplied Legos to build original creations that will be displayed for a whole month! Ages: 5+
6:30 pm Bedtime Stories
Bedtime Stories
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Bedtime Stories @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Say goodnight with the library! This once-a-month storytime is 30 minutes of bedtime books, soothing songs, gentle stretches, and a quiet (and mess-free!) craft. Pajamas and stuffed animals are encouraged! Theme: I’m Scared! Craft: Go Away Nightmare Spray All ages are welcome.